Himmelstrand

Roman

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732515001

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Ein literarischer Horror-Roman aus Schweden: Zehn Menschen wachen in ihren Wohnwagen auf - und nichts ist wie am Abend zuvor. Was sie sehen, ist eine Grasfläche, die sich bis zum Horizont erstreckt, und einen blauen Himmel, an dem keine Sonne steht. Wo sind sie gelandet? Im Nichts? In der Unendlichkeit? Das Radio spielt nur Schlagermusik von Peter Himmelstrand, nichts anderes. Was bloß ist passiert? - Die Zehn begeben sich schließlich auf das Feld hinaus und begegnen dort ihren persönlichen Alpträumen ...

The Limits of Public Choice

A Sociological Critique of the Economic Theory of Politics

Author: Lars Udehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113480203X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Public choice has been one of the most important developments in the social sciences in the last twenty years. However there are many people who are frustrated by the uncritical importing of ideas from economics into political science. Public Choice uses both empirical evidence and theoretical analysis to argue that the economic theory of politics is limited in scope and fertility. In order to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of political life, political scientists must learn from both economists and sociologists.

Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction

A brief but critical introduction

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349185213

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.

Social Theory and Modern Sociology

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804713566

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth-century.

Structures of Capital

The Social Organization of the Economy

Author: Sharon Zukin

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521376785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

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Although market importance is acknowledged, this work's emerging theme is the need to account for the ways in which multiple forms of social organization -- elite groups, communities & government structures -- influence economic processes.

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Author: Simon Barclay

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291831754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The 7th annual edition. Details of all the Contests from 1956 to 2014, the performers, composers & writers. Full details of the national qualifying competitions, voting histories for each country, analysis of best and worst countries, who favours who and who doesn't, the best position in the running order to perform and lots more. The expanded Guide this year includes even more pages of facts, statistics and records, including a detailed round-by-round analysis of the votes to show how each country moved up and down the scoreboard during the voting. Also included are: Average age and gender of previous winners back to 1956, Seven year history of the language each country has performed their songs in, Analysis of the type of entry from each country this year, Worst semi-final runs since last qualifying for the Final, Analysis of the best and worst semi-finals to compete in, national spokespersons & order of announcing the votes. Every fact and statistic for devoted fans of Eurovision!

The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Author: Simon Barclay

Publisher: Simon Barclay

ISBN: 1445784157

Category:

Page: 246

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Independent Guide to the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Details of all the Contests from 1956 to 2009, the performers, composers & writers. Statistics on voting patterns for each country, analysis of best and worst countries, closest friends, best starting position etc. Expanded in 2010 to include details of the qualification process for each nation's 2010 entry and lots more.

The Complete and Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Author: Simon Barclay

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409289893

Category:

Page: 219

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Independent Guide to the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Details of all the Contests from 1956 to 2009, the performers, composers & writers. Statistics on voting patterns for each country, analysis of best and worst countries, closest friends, best starting position etc.

Die Bewegung

Roman

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732556743

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Stockholm 1985: In der Nähe des Brunkebergstunnels, dort, wo später Olof Palme ermordet werden wird, zieht ein Mann namens John in eine Hinterhofwohnung ein. Er ist 19 Jahre alt und versucht als Zauberer seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen - so wie der Autor John Ajvide Lindqvist es einmal selbst tat. Nach und nach bemerkt der fiktive John, dass in dem Wohnhaus merkwürdige Dinge geschehen und die Mitbewohner sich zu einer unheimlichen Bewegung zusammenfinden, die mit Blut Träume wahr werden lässt ...

Jenseits von Arbeit und Kapital?

Unternehmerverbände und Gewerkschaften im Zeitalter der Globalisierung

Author: Stefan Zimmer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322950387

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Das Buch liefert eine aktuelle und umfassende Analyse der Handlungsbeschränkungen und Herausforderungen von Unternehmerverbänden und Gewerkschaften im Zeitalter der Globalisierung.

The Deoband Madrassah Movement

Countercultural Trends and Tendencies

Author: Muhammad Moj

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783084464

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This innovative book analyses the growth of Deobandi Islam, a religious sect whose followers include extremist groups, through the frame of a counterculture in conflict with mainstream Muslim society. Due to its relationship with the Taliban, close links to al-Qaeda, and worldwide reach through the ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ (Proselytization Group), the Deoband Madrassah Movement has come to acquire global significance. In Pakistan, Deobandi schools have increasingly been associated with the rise of an intolerant and militant strain of Islam linked with terrorist activities.

Markets in Fashion

A phenomenological approach

Author: Patrik Aspers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134280807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Interest in contemporary cultural industries has grown in the past decade, as they take on a greater significance in our increasingly consumer-led society. Focusing on the world of fashion photography, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach in which this and other aesthetic markets, such as advertising, modelling, art, music and more, can be viewed. The main thrust of this groundbreaking book, is in developing a theory for these cultural markets, characterized by insecurity, and where status and aesthetic diversity generate order and price differentiation. In these industries, services and products are offered that are a mix of the aesthetic and the economic, and for fashion photographers such as those studied here, it is necessary to carefully position themselves in the market by developing unique photographic styles and separating themselves from competitors. Yet the markets in which these industries operate differ from the type of exchange markets depicted by neoclassical economists, and therefore cannot be considered using such modes of analysis. Instead Aspers conducts his study using empirical phenomenology, an original approach presented here for the first time, which can be easily used in other empirical studies. He draws on original empirical material; participant observation and interviews generated in New York and Stockholm; which bring a depth of analysis and a relevance to this book which academics, researchers and those with a vested interest in such industries will value. Written by one of the world's brightest young economic sociologists, this fascinating book (previously published in Sweden and enthusiastically received) is endorsed by recognized industry authorities. A noteworthy book, it provides a foothold in the burgeoning sub discipline of economic sociology, and a significant analysis of the economics of the fashion photography industry.